REVIEWS OF THE CHAIRS ARE WHERE THE PEOPLE GO

 

The New Yorker: "A triumph of what might be called conversational philosophy... The world is better for these humane and hilarious essays." ...more

The Los Angeles Times: "[A] glorious collection of essays... deeply hip and also endearing." ...more

Publishers Weekly: “Plainspoken, idiosyncratic essays, transcribed by Heti... So understated as to be frequently hilarious... The nondidactic wisdom of an avuncular sage.” ...more

The Stranger (Seattle): “These brief essays… pile onto each other in an interesting, even hypnotic fashion... Glouberman is most interested in teaching people how to communicate… a beautifully human goal. What Glouberman has learned from teaching and finding compromises and community with his neighbors can be used everywhere, to make life better for everyone." ...more

KEXP Seattle: "[A] beautiful collaboration of wit, wisdom, and wonder... It does for self-help books what Moby Dick did for the novel." ...more

New York Magazine selected The Chairs are Where the People Go on its list of 5 books for beach reading: “A basically uncategorizable book filled with wisdom of the ages about friendship, loneliness, improv games, and Uniqlo."